New York City’s peaker plants are conspicuous emblems of a carbon-intensive energy economy — and its disastrous consequences.
There's nothing shallow about the infrastructure of New York City's public pools. An architect dives deep into their essential, and evolving, roles in urban life.
Green and New
In the service of one of the most ambitious policy frameworks in living memory, design students conjure future visions of environmental recovery where social justice comes first.
Follow the Frontline
Communities of color have long been the vanguard of New York City's environmental justice movement. How can designers support and learn from their efforts to mitigate a climate crisis that is up close and personal?
Before the Surge
As larger projects are debated and delayed, an array of sandbags, earthworks, and other humble infrastructures of defense are emerging across New York City to provide buffers against the sea.
Building the People's Internet
Communities on the front lines of the climate crisis have seen the immediate benefits of locally-managed digital infrastructure. But beyond resilience, grassroots networks are a test case for a collectively-forged technological future.
East Harlem Gets Ready
For high school students in the Climate Resilience Leadership Lab, emergency preparedness means mobilizing the neighborhood.
Competition Report: Stormproof
Maria Aiolova of Terreform ONE discusses the design group's ONE Prize, an annual design and science award that this year focused on how cities can adapt to future challenges of extreme weather, yielding winning proposals that address coastal conditions from Staten Island to Tokyo to Sumatra.
Chris Reed shares work from a Harvard GSD landscape architecture studio that considers how productive ecologies drive the development of urban form and uses Jamaica Bay as a case study for exploring the opportunities of richly fluid territories.
City of Soil: A Walk Down Stratford Avenue with Paul Mankiewicz
Biologist and plant scientist Paul Mankiewicz explains the Gaia Hypothesis, the inherent environmental productivity of organisms, and why the city's waste stream is our greatest untapped ecological and economic asset.